Pinnacle with a View Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The crag as seen from the clearing at the top of t...
Another "Hidden Treasure" northwest of Fawnskin and more of a collection of a few pinnacles than a single pinnacle. It has two main faces one north and the other south. The view from the south face is notable; a sweeping view with Big Bear Lake in the middle distance.
There are a handful of climbs here, both trad and sport and, although there are a few 5.7 or less routes the standouts range from 5.10 to a single 5.12.
ROAD IS NOW OPEN:
Follow the Rim of the World Drive from Fawnskin then turn left onto 2N58 follow it south west, the north then back east for a few miles past Hanna, Lego and the Coven to an old Yellow Post Campsite on the left where you can park, hike back along the road you just drove and very shortly you will turn left at a faint 4x4 road and up the hill to an open area, look right and you'll see the crag. It seems reasonable to pass by the right (north) side of the crag then head around leftwards to the south side. The Snowslide road is still closed.
Follow the Rim of the World Drive from Fawnskin then turn left past the YMCA Camp onto Snowslide Road (2N68) up to the locked gate (road now closed to vehicles). Start hiking along the road till a road forks left at another locked gate which displays a "No Trespassing" sign, going through this gate and then into an open area will get you to a third and final locked gate at the end of the open area, you'll then be on road which in about .75 miles takes you to a Yellow Post Campsite on the right (now defunct 2N68C). Very shortly after this you turn left at a faint 4x4 road and up the hill to an open area, look right and you'll see the crag. It seems reasonable to pass by the right (north) side of the crag then head around leftwards to the south side.
NOTE: I'm not sure if you can park at the first locked gate legally.
NOTE: If you don't want to trespass, ignore the second gate and keep following the other road till you see a well established trail crossing this road (the PCT), turn left onto this and it will lead you to the road you'd reach if you went through the private area. This is longer.
NOTE: Another possible approach (longer) is to park at 2N58 off Rim of the World, walk it to 2N80 and follow that to Snowslide Road (2N68).
Climbing Season For the Big Bear North area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Pinnacle with a View
As the Crow Flies 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : South Side
Up and onto a big hold at the bottom of the face (first bolt). Tenuously now past 2 more bolts, with nice moves on great rock up to the crux, trend slightly right to the horizontal break (cam if you want), up onto the break and finish the slab above (bolt), then step left and finish up Harlan Pepper to its anchors.At bolt number three it's possible to use good holds on the left to bypass the crux, this reduces the grade to 5.8....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
View from the south side of the crag.
The north side of Pinnacle with a View, taken on a...